Well the battery was upped this year and the MSRP went up about 2k? So I can see it going up roughly the same margin but it would be worth it. A 50% increase in battery life is no joke, going from 150 mile range to 220 miles is 240km --> 353km which is just over 100km difference. That is a huge deal and will certainly make a difference on trips, especially for me driving between Ottawa and Montreal on occasion. I'm also banking on the possibility of the 2019s getting TMS as well as the capability to charge to less than 100%.xxboarderxx wrote: ↑Nov 9th, 2017 11:21 amBigger battery = bigger cost of the car. I would not be surprised to see the cost somewhere close to the Bolt.
If that is not an issue, you need the extra range, you are not concerned about the government incentive being reduced or disappearing and you don't need a new vehicle right now, then yes it would be a good idea to wait.
I'm driving a 2013 BMW 328i right now and I'm still loving it (except for the premium gas part), so I'm not in a desperate situation to switch. Right now I'm looking at all options, in fact I'm going to visit my Chevy dealer today just do see what their current situation is with regards to their Bolt/Volts. Also have a deposit on the Model 3 and will explore the Clarity when it comes out.
Don't get me wrong, I think the 2018 Leaf is great little car and a vast improvement over last year but just knowing that there will be a 50% boost in range in one year makes me very reluctant to take the plunge now. I just feel that this year's Leaf is more like a Leaf 1.50 rather than a Leaf 2.0 which the 2019 will be.
I'm not panicking over the rebate disappearing overnight, I think there will be some sort of warning and if it comes to that point, you can always try to get something before the reduction or termination. Availability of EVs in Canada should be better in the coming months/years.